High-speed designs use digital components with very fast edge rates in their output signals which can be subjected to significant distortion and degradation creating high bit-error-rates and lower data throughput.  Insertion and reflection losses, crosstalk and impedance mismatch, are all factors, amongst others, influencing the integrity of a transmitted signal.

Empower’s E-CAP silicon capacitors provide wide bandwidth low impedance highly stable decoupling capacitors capable of being placed close and even integrated into an SoC substrate.

Empower Semiconductor is developing power management solutions enabling full unrestricted speed and performance of the latest xPUs.

  • High power density
  • High bandwidth conversion
  • Low power distribution losses
  • Vertical Power

The ability to process data and perform complex calculations at high speeds has been intensified in recent years by leaps in technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3-D imaging and autonomous driving. These technologies have exacerbated the need for faster and more complex processors and architectures.

Equipment designed to operate within a high magnetic field environment can experience power failures or abnormal operating conditions due to the force the magnetic field imposes on ferromagnetic material-based electronics.

Moreover, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices can record false or distorted images due to the inferences from such electronics. Empower’s IVRs regulators use non-ferromagnetic air-core inductors ideal for operating in harsh magnetic environments.

Data being communicated and processed around the globe is rapidly growing, driving the need for a new generation of faster data processing components and elements in data centers and datacom equipment.

Empower Semiconductor offers novel fully integrated power management solutions that both increase performance and solve the power density challenge of space-constrained data-intensive applications.

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System-on-Modules (SOMs) and Computer-on-Modules (CoMs) provide all components of an embedded processing system (processors, communication interfaces, memory blocks, power management, etc.) on a single production-ready printed circuit board (PCB). This modular approach makes them ideal for embedding into a variety of end systems and applications.Empower’s IVRs provide high-density configurable multi-rails regulators enabling rapid and flexible prototyping.

Chiplet architectures are rapidly gaining popularity over monolithic designs in developing complex SoCs. While providing increased performance, design flexibility and upgradability, they do, however, require more complex power management and PCB routing.

Empower’s IVRs can be integrated as an additional chiplet into an SoC increasing the power delivery efficiency and simplifying PCB routing.

Empower Semiconductor Announces Distribution Agreement with SE Spezial-Electronic to Support Growing Demand for Integrated Voltage Regulators and Silicon Capacitors

Feb 24, 2022 | Press Release

Partnership with European technology specialist covering sales, technical support, and logistics

Silicon Valley, California, February 24, 2022 Empower Semiconductor, Inc., the world leader in Integrated Voltage Regulators (IVRs) has signed a European agreement with technology distributor SE Spezial-Electronic. Under the terms of the agreement, SE Spezial will provide comprehensive sales and support services for Empower’s technologies to customers throughout Europe, UK and Russia.

The new agreement allows Empower to support the rapidly growing demand for its IVR and advanced E-Cap solid-state capacitor products. As well as the distributor’s well-established logistics infrastructure, SE Spezial will be able to support custom product developments built around advanced semiconductor technologies.

Empower’s IVRs are high-performance power management chips designed to provide performance, efficiency, size, and cost benefits to energy-hungry, data-intensive electronics applications by replacing the traditional power management integrated circuits (PMICs) with a single tiny IC. The company’s E-Cap solution is a compact, high-performance, configurable silicon-based alternative to conventional multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs).

Left to Right: Marius Wuestefeld (Director Sales & Chief Operating Officer at SE Spezial), Steve Attfield (Business Developement Director at SE Spezial), Steve Shultis (SVP, WW Sales & Marketing), Diego Sala (EMEA Sales Director at Empower)

Commenting on the new agreement, Steve Shultis, Empower’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing states: “We are actively expanding our global sales and support capabilities as we ramp up our IVR and E-Cap businesses. SE Spezial-Electronic offers the perfect combination of experience, technical knowledge and logistics that not only ensures European customers have rapid access to these technologies but also provides a route to local support as they develop their next-generation applications.” 

Steve Attfield (Business Development Dir.) of SE Spezial-Electronic GmbH adds: “We have over fifty years’ experience in supplying technically advanced products across a wide variety of applications. Empower’s IVR and E-Cap technologies are world leading and complement our existing portfolio of semiconductor, passive and power solutions and are ideally for our customers looking to develop the next-generation of ultra-efficient power architectures.”

For inquiries, please contact SE Spezial at: empower@spezial.com

About Empower Semiconductor

The exponential increase in the amount of data being communicated and processed around the globe is driving the energy consumption of data centers and communications networks to 17% of total electricity demand worldwide by 2030(1), dramatically increasing pollution, carbon emissions and cost.  Empower Semiconductor was founded with the mission to “minimize the energy footprint of the digital economy” by developing novel fully integrated power management solutions that both increase the performance and reduce the power consumption of energy-hungry, data-intensive applications. 

Traditional power solutions require dozens of discrete components with big footprints, complex designs and deliver power inefficiently with poor response times and inaccuracies. Empower Semiconductor’s patented IVR technology integrates dozens of components into a single IC increasing efficiency, shrinking footprints by 10x and delivering power with unprecedented simplicity, speed & accuracy and with zero discrete components. The Empower IVR™ technology solves the power density challenge to address a wide range of applications including mobile, wearables, 5G, AI, and data centers. In 2020 the capacitor technology platform was added to further address power density. E-CAP revolutionized the capacitor industry as the world’s smallest, highest performing, and incredibly reliable capacitor for wearables, mobile, and SoC applications. The company is based in Silicon Valley, CA and is led by a team of highly experienced power experts and executives.

About SE Spezial-Electronic

SE Spezial-Electronic GmbH was founded in 1970 and is now an internationally operating distributor for electronic components. The company has its headquarters in Bückeburg (Lower Saxony), branches in Dortmund, Ellwangen, Munich, London and Amsterdam as well as subsidiaries in Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia and the USA. The product range includes ICs for the analogue signal path, A/D and D/A conversion and communication via radio and cable; modules and antennas for mobile radio, GNSS, Bluetooth, WLAN, RFID transponders and readers, sensors, quartz and silicon-based timing products, TFT, passive LC, LED, OLED and touch displays, flash memory, DRAMs and EEPROMs, discrete semiconductors as well as passive and electromechanical components. Detailed information about SE Spezial-Electronic GmbH can be found at www.spezial.com.

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